Labor Market Information

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Employment Conditions Snapshot

This page provides a quick glimpse of the Hillsborough County and Tampa Bay area employment conditions.

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Current Market Information

Unemployment Rates (not seasonally adjusted) - April 2015 (most recent available)
United States: 5.3%
Florida: 5.6%
Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater MSA: 5.4%
CareerSource Tampa Bay (Hillsborough County): 5.2%

The metro area gained 34,100 jobs over the year, led by education and health services (+9,900 jobs). Other major industries gaining jobs included leisure and hospitality (+9,600 jobs); trade, transportation, and utilities (+6,400 jobs); professional and business services (+3,100 jobs); other services (+1,700 jobs); mining, logging and construction (+1,600 jobs); financial activities (+1,400 jobs); manufacturing (+500 jobs); and information (+100 jobs).

The metro area’s over-the-year growth rate in leisure and hospitality (+6.8 percent); and education and health services (+5.2 percent) were stronger than the statewide growth rates in these industries. Information was unchanged in the metro area but lost jobs statewide.

Average Annual Wage - 2014 (most recent available)

Florida: $44,803
CareerSource Tampa Bay (Hillsborough County): $48,392

Click here for a detailed report on industries showing growth or declines in jobs, population totals and other information specific to Hillsborough County.